The Journal of Social and Economic Development is a high quality peer reviewed multidisciplinary Journal in social sciences that focuses on critical issues affecting the transformation of the economy, polity and society. It is the official journal of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, which is a multidisciplinary social science research institute of repute in India. The journal covers key disciplines like Economics (including agricultural economics, environmental economics, economics of education and urban economics), Political Science, Sociology, Demography and Development studies. The Journal is open to both original research articles as well as scholarly review papers. Though the Journal does not solicit book reviews, scholars are free to submit reviews of books of academic significance.

The journal strives to bring new research insights into the process of development from an interdisciplinary perspective. It has established itself as a forum for rigorous analysis of development issues, for scholars in social sciences. The journal welcomes articles, both empirical as well as those of a more analytical and conceptual nature. In addition to its focus on India, contributions to the Journal cover other developing nations as well. It is an important source of ideas relating to developmental issues not only for the research community but also for policy makers interested in evidence based policy analysis.

The journal is published bi-annually in January and June.

  • Provides a forum for interdisciplinary research in various disciplines of social sciences
  • Encourages both theoretical and rigorous empirical contributions focusing on a broader perspective
  • Presents an international editorial board with experts from various disciplines of social sciences

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Editor-in-Chief
  • S. Madheswaran
Managing Editors
  • Meenakshi Rajeev,
  • T.S. Syamala
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4,540 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
2199-6873
Print ISSN
0972-5792
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